Monday, November 16, 2009

Boys and Bonfires...

A little late (but in France, who would know the difference?) we celebrated Bonfire Night on Saturday. The boys like to invite some French friends round for traditonal British food and fun - this year we had six boys aged between 9 and 12.Ben set up the fire in a big pit he'd excavated in our gravel driveway. I think the broken wooden loo seat was given a little more prominence that I'd have chosen, but not mine to wonder why... The boys prepared the two pumpkins they'd been saving to make lanterns for our gateposts.
As all the party-goers are obsessed with Pokémon, the pumpkin faces were carved with some of their favourite characters...
This one's Pikachu, I know that:
I had a bit of candle fun too!

The boys ate huge amounts of sausages, a reasonable quantity of baked potatoes with cheese, baguettes, toffee apples and, of course, toasted marshmallows...
They had lots of fun with the fireworks, carefully set off by Ben and not photographed by me, and then had their own fun with sparklers:And carefully supervised glowing brands from the fire!
What more could a bunch of boys want?
j
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18 comments:

Elizabethd said...

What fun! It reminds me of happy childhood events for Bonfire night....before it all became 'health and safety-ish'

Pomona said...

It looks a lovely party - what fun for them all!

Pomona x

Lululiz said...

Fabulous party! I bet all the boys enjoyed it enormously. I think all boys ( and that includes the big ones, lol ) are pyromaniacs.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds and looks like they had a great time.

Ashley said...

We don't have bonfires over in the u.s. it is a terrible shame. I always like a good bonfire in November!

Sarah said...

Boys, food, fireworks and sparklers - who could ask for anymore!

VintageVicki said...

That looks like a prefer boy night out - fire, sausages, fireworks, sausages, marshmallows, sausages - need I say more ;)

Lola Nova said...

Oh, it looks like a grand time! and oddly enough, not the first time I have seen a loo seat atop a bonfire :)

marigold jam said...

Bet they all enjoyed that lot!

Jane

Sal said...

It looks as if you had such a fab time...it takes me back to my childhood!
;-)

Florence and Mary said...

The food sounds perfect!

Victoria xx

Catherine said...

Sounds wonderful! A grand time had by all!

Tabiboo said...

A perfect boys night and as you say - what more could they want?? Sausages, a bonfire, sparklers and a loo seat - a perfect boys evening.

Have a wonderful evening youself,

Nina x

Serenata said...

Boys & bonfires - what more could they want!

Shabby Chick said...

That looks like such fun, just shows boys are the same everywhere! Though I must admit I would have enjoyed it as well ;)

Mel xxx

jus said...

Jiggly puff is my favourite because of the funny little song he sings during his battles...can you tell i have boys too?! x

Sarah said...

Men just don't think do they?!! The toilet seat does look funny though. The boys sure looked like they were enjoying themselves. Did you manage to escape with a cup of tea?

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Floss

It looks like you had a great time and that you had the right weather for it. Toffee apples and toasted marshmallows...I would have enjoyed that, I have such a sweet tooth!
Take care
Isabelle x